***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** I would like to support Barry Wellman's call to the INSNA to find a way to allow any scholar from any country, including Iran, to pay their organization dues, and participate in the activities of any scientific conference REGARDLESS of their nationality. It is a basic right of any scholar and should be respected by all of us Sincerely Gustavo Mesch, Department of Sociology U of Haifa, Israel Chair, Communication and Information Technologies Section American Sociological Association On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 13:08:49 -0500, Barry Wellman <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > I'm sure it is not Mario Diani's (or our Treasurer's) fault, but this is > unfortunate. > > I can think of a work-around, and have suggested to the rejected person, > but I call on the heads of INSNA to come up with a solution. > > FWIW, the rejected person is a superior scholar and my former student. > However, she does live in Iran. > > US foreign policy should not dictate INSNA policy. > > I have opposed scholarly boycotts against Israel, and I oppose this one > too. > > Barry Wellman > _______________________________________________________________________ > > S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC NetLab Director > Department of Sociology 725 Spadina Avenue, Room 388 > University of Toronto Toronto Canada M5S 2J4 twitter:barrywellman > http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman fax:+1-416-978-3963 > Updating history: http://chass.utoronto.ca/oldnew/cybertimes.php > _______________________________________________________________________ > > > > ----- Forwarded Message ---- > From: INSNA <[log in to unmask]> > To: Mario Diani <[log in to unmask]> > Cc: G.Barnett <[log in to unmask]> > Sent: Fri, January 15, 2010 4:40:46 PM > Subject: RE: Sunbelt XXX- Iran > > Good Day, > > I am sorry IRAN is not listed in the countries. Due to current American > Government policies regarding IRAN we cannot accept payments from your > country without violating these policies. > > However, if you have a form of payment and an e-mail/local address in the > United States that you can use, feel free to register with that information > and there will be no violation in government regulations. > > Benjamin Elbirt > Chief Information Officer, INSNA > > -----Original Message----- > From: Mario Diani [mailto:[log in to unmask]] > Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 7:11 AM > Cc: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: Sunbelt XXX- Iran > > Dear colleague > > I copy this correspondence to the INSNA webmaster who is in charge > for these matters > > best, MD > > > At 09:15 AM 15-01-10, you wrote: >>You must be registered for INSNA (Student/Full Member), SunBelt XXX >>and logged in to submit an Abstract for SunBelt XXX. We can not >>submit our abstracts for the conference because Iran is not included >>in the list of countries?? Would you please let me know how it is >>possible to register for INSNA and Sunbelt without specifying the >>country. > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.